After a character on the Disney Channel's Shake It Up quipped, "I could just eat you up, well if I ate," recovering bulimic Demi Lovato is calling Disney on their bullshit.
She tweeted yesterday, "I find it really funny how a company can lose one of their actress' from the pressures of an EATING DISORDER and yet still make joke about that very disease..... #nice."
Lovato also added, "And is it just me or are the actress' [on Disney Channel] getting THINNER AND THINNER.... I miss the days of RAVEN and LIZZIE MCGUIRE. Dear Disney Channel, EATING DISORDERS ARE NOT SOMETHING TO JOKE ABOUT."
Lovato also responded to assholes who have commented on her recent weight gain, saying, "I've gained weight. Get over it. That's what happens when you get out of treatment for AN EATING DISORDER."
Then, wonder of wonders, Disney's PR people actually took notice and agreed to pull the episodes, tweeting, "We hear you & are pulling both episodes as quickly as possible & reevaluating them ... It's NEVER our intention to make light of eating disorders!"
On a similar note, Janet Jackson says plenty of people can relate to her issues with food, weight, and body image. [US]
"I'm incredibly, incredibly fortunate to be here and incredibly fortunate to have picked up this bug where I did because apparently the hospital in Austria that they rushed me to was absolutely the best place in the world I could have been to deal with pneumonia. So I have to believe that somebody thinks I've still got some work to do here." —George Michael [Express]
Brandy has stepped into the studio with Frank Ocean. [ONTD]
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Lindsay Lohan will be posing in some shots for the unfortunately named Jag Jeans. [JustJared]